Los Angeles Rams
Chicago Bears Predictions
12/9/2018, 8:20pm ET
- @Natdog 50% Last 10
Bears got caught with their pants down last week and got beat by the Giants in OT. The Bears have now out-gained seven of their last 10 opponents and are 6-4 ATS in those games. The Rams remain on a winning streak and their only loss comes to the powerful Saints. They are a scoring machine but the Bears defense is nothing to write off. Bears also have the weather in their favor with a warm weather LA team going to play in cold weather. I'm gonna go against the grain and take Chicago to cover and bust up the Rams streak.
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- @PatB 60% Last 10
Chicago gets back Mitch Trubisky but he may need some time to find his rhythm again after two games on the sidelines. Either way, tough matchup for the Bears against arguably the NFL's best team. Pick: Rams 35, Bears 21.
My Pick: Los Angeles -3
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ESPN.com: Best bets for Rams-Bears
Where does the betting value lie in Sunday's prime-time matchup? Warren Sharp and Preston Johnson provide their picks to help you place your bets.
Note: All odds courtesy of the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook as of Sunday morning.
Johnson: The Bears almost lucked into another win in New York this past Sunday, despite trailing the Giants by 10 points with less than two minutes remaining. Chicago wound up losing in overtime, but the game wasn't as close as the final score indicated.
As expected, the Giants took away the Chicago running game
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With all of the pomp and circumstance surrounding QBs in today's NFL, Rams head coach Sean McVay is an innovator extraordinaire and while maintaining somewhat of a throwback mindest regarding the run game.
With Rams QB Jared Goff quick to get the 'yips' when pressured, maintaining balance on offense will be crucial for McVay. He has been prone to abandon the run at times early in his career, and he'll have to be doubly careful with LB Khalil Mack ready to wreak havoc on the Rams.
As far as McVay is concerned, all offensive production starts with Gurley.
Windy City Gridiron: Chicago Bears vs Los Angeles Rams: NFL Week 14 Pre-Party Livestream and Open Thread
Good morning. Last week the division cooperated, and the Bears' critical fumbles against the Giants turned into sighs of relief. As every team lost, the Bears' situation to clinch the NFC North stays the same: Up 1.5 in the division, needing three "positive outcomes" (Bears wins, Vikings losses) out of eight remaining.
Tonight's game is one heck of a first game of that stretch.
The Bears welcome the Rams into Soldier Field tonight and, well, I admit that out of habit I started typing "St. Louis," but that doesn't make the Rams any less dangerous.
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Turf Show Times: Los Angeles Rams at Chicago Bears: Game time, TV schedule, online streaming, channel, more
The Los Angeles Rams are set to finish their two-game road swing against the Chicago Bears in Week 14. It's a major clash between the 2018 NFC West champion Rams at 11-1 and the 8-4 NFC North-leading Bears. While the Bears are clawing for the division title to keep the Minnesota Vikings from creeping into view, the Rams can clinch a first-round bye with a win.
Date: Sunday, December 9, 2018
Time: 8:20pm ET/5:20pm PT
Location: Soldier Field | Chicago, Illinois
National TV (English): NBC
Announcers: Al Michaels (play-by-play), Cris Collinsworth (analyst), Michele Tafoya (field reporter)
National Radio (English): Westwood One (check local listings)
Announcers: Kevin Kugler (play-by-play), Tony Boselli (color analyst)
Local Radio (English): ESPN 710 AM, JACK FM, 93.
Betting Prediction for Los Angeles Rams vs Chicago Bears on December 09, 2018, 8:20 PM ET
Free Betting Prediction: Chicago will WIN , Cover the Spread , and the Total will go Under .
Despite being in the midst of a breakout season, the Chicago Bears aren't being viewed as a serious Super Bowl threat, but that narrative can change on Sunday night with the Super Bowl favorite Los Angeles Rams in town. The Rams have just one loss on the season, but the Bears have been a monster at Soldier Field, posting a 5-1 SU and ATS record. In what easily looks like the best game of the week, LA opened as a 3-point favorite with the total sitting at 52.5 points. Original matchup: http://bit.ly/2EbLgL4
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Entering the 2018 season, the Chicago Bears seemed to like a candidate to mirror the turnaround of the 2017 Los Angeles Rams, however the NFC North didn't realistically seem up for grabs with the Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers seemingly ready to make serious runs.
Yet here we are.
Entering Week 14, new Head Coach Matt Nagy has the Bears sitting atop the division with an 8-4 record, and even the most cynical Bears fans are actually (and justifiably) buying in. The Bears success has been made possible by a combination of Nagy updating the offensive philosophy, the development of QB Mitchell Trubisky, and General Manager Ryan Pace acquiring weapons including outside linebacker Khalil Mack who has helped round the defense into possibly the league's top unit.
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The Chicago Bears are the best defense the Los Angeles Rams will face all season. They're great against the pass. They're great against the run. They have a linebacker with a natural, full head of hair (Khalil Mack). The latter, of course, being one of the best--if not the best--part of this defense.
Mack is a one-man wrecking crew. Listen to Brian Baldinger and his weird pinky explain just how disruptive Mack can be.
But Mack is just one piece of the pass-rush. The Bears defense is a balanced unit with pressure coming from any given side.
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The Los Angeles Rams are about to venture off to cold Chicago to take on the Chicago Bears for their first of consecutive Sunday Night Football games. The Bears' offense hopes to get back on track with their quarterback, Mitchell Trubisky, who missed the last two games with a shoulder injury. The Bears missed him dearly barely beating the Detroit Lions and losing to the New York Giants in overtime.
Many anticipated the Bears' improvement under new Head Coach Matt Nagy, an Andy Reid disciple who has installed creative offensive innovation.
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Last year at this time, the Chicago Bears were in their third, and final, year of the John Fox era, they were 3-9 and limping towards their fourth consecutive losing season. At this point in 2017, the Los Angeles Rams were 9-3 in the first year of the Sean McVay era, and sitting atop the NFC West. McVay took over after five straight seasons of losing under Jeff Fisher, and he immediately helped turn the franchise around after getting second year quarterback Jared Goff turned around.
The Bears are on a similar path under head coach Matt Nagy this year, with second year QB Mitchell Trubisky playing much better, and at 8-4 they are in the driver's seat in the NFC North.
Turf Show Times: Los Angeles Rams at Chicago Bears: The Professor's preview
Make no mistake about it. The Chicago Bears will be a formidable opponent Sunday night as they face off the 2018 NFC West Champions: our Los Angeles Rams.
What makes this game an intriguing matchup comes down to what Head Coach Sean McVay has up his sleeve for the Bears' highly valued defense.
Chicago's defense is one of the best in the NFL leading the league in turnovers. It's therefore imperative that the Rams not make self-incurred mistakes. This is also a game where the Rams defense must once again improve over the previous week's performance to rise to the occasion.
Windy City Gridiron: Bears vs. Rams: Keys to the game
On this episode of T Formation Conversation, I quickly put a bow on the last game, and discuss what the defenses of the Lions and Giants were able to do against Chase Daniel at quarterback, and then I dive into the Chicago Bears and the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday Night Football.
I discuss what it will mean to the Bears' offense getting Mitchell Trubisky back.
I share my concerns with the Rams defense coordinated by Wade Phillips, and featuring the disruptive Aaron Donald.
Turf Show Times: Los Angeles Rams at Chicago Bears: Final game injury report adds Friday surprises
The Los Angeles Rams are set to finish their two-game road swing against the Chicago Bears in Week 14.
The Rams' side is pretty, let's say, boring:2018 LA Rams Week 14 injury report
Name POS Injury Wed. Status Thu. Status Fri. Status Game Status Name POS Injury Wed. Status Thu. Status Fri. Status Game Status John Sullivan C Not Injury Related - DNP Full - Andrew Whitworth T Not Injury Related - DNP Full - Marcus Peters CB Ankle Full Full Full - Malcolm Brown RB Shoulder DNP DNP DNP Out
Nothing of note.
CSN Chicago: It's official: Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky will start Sunday against the Rams
Sunday night's matchup against the Rams presents the biggest test to date for the 2018 Bears. Fortunately, they will have their No. 1 quarterback for that test.
Friday, Matt Nagy said that quarterback Mitchell Trubisky will start Sunday against Los Angeles. The 24-year-old signal-caller missed the Bears' previous two games after injuring his shoulder Nov. 18 against the Vikings.
Mitch Trubisky practiced in full for the third consecutive day. He's starting Sunday.-- JJ Stankevitz (@JJStankevitz) December 7, 2018
Nagy said that Trubisky looked good despite the extended absence from game action.
Matt Nagy says Mitch Trubisky looked good in practice this week.
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Two division leaders square off on Sunday night in Week 14, as the Los Angeles Rams (11-1) head east to take on the Chicago Bears (8-4) in a must-watch primetime game with serious playoff implications.
The Rams - who earned their second straight NFC West crown in last week's win in Detroit - are looking to lock up a first round bye, while the Bears aim to stay atop their division and stave off the second place Minnesota Vikings.
This should prove to be one of the tougher tests for the Rams in 2018.
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Sunday Night Football will be the test of all tests for the Chicago Bears. They will be taking on the Super Bowl favorite Los Angelas Rams at home in a matchup to prove themselves on a national stage.
The Rams and Bears feature star-studded matchups and too many good one-on-one situations to watch. Some are going to go in the Bears favor, and some are going to go in the Rams favor. However, these are the five matchups that will dictate who wins this game.
This is not a good matchup for the Chicago Bears. However, they have to find a way to live with it.
CSN Chicago: Rams at Bears betting odds: Line moves in Bears' favor
The Bears haven't been underdogs in a while, but they also haven't faced a team like the Los Angeles Rams this season.
It's no surprise that Las Vegas oddsmakers like Sean McVay's 11-1 squad more than Chicago at 8-4, but the betting line has moved in the Bears' favor.
According to Vegas Insider, sportsbooks opened with the Rams favored by 4.5 points. As the week went on and the money came in, the odds leaned toward Chicago with the Bears now as three-point underdogs.
Los Angeles is only 2-5-1 against the spread over the last eight games.